Five College Fellowship Program

Five College Fellowships offer year-long residencies for doctoral students completing dissertations. The program supports scholars from under-represented groups and/or scholars with unique interests and histories whose engagement in the Academy will enrich scholarship and teaching. This year we expect to award four fellowships for 2014-15.

Each Fellow will be hosted within an appropriate department or program at Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College or Smith College. (At Smith, recipients hold a Mendenhall Fellowship.) Applications are to the program, not to a specific hosting campus.

This is a residential fellowship. Fellows are provided research and teaching mentors and connected through the consortial office to resources and scholars across the five campuses, which include UMass Amherst. The office also supports meetings of the Fellows throughout the year.

The fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend, a research grant, health benefits, office space, housing or housing assistance, and library privileges at all five campuses belonging to the consortium.

While the award places primary emphasis on completion of the dissertation, most fellows teach at their hosting institution, but never more than a single one-semester course.

Term of upcoming Fellowship: August 31, 2014 to May 31, 2015 (non-renewable)


Stipend: $30,000


Review of applications to begin: January 6, 2014

Awards to be announced: March, 2014

Application available: http://apply.interfolio.com/23175

Related information

FAQ about the Fellowship

Current and Recent Fellows

Residencies

Short-term residencies of one or more weeks enable long-standing and currently active Five College groups to host writers, scholars, artists, and composers whose work has received special recognition. This type of residency emphasizes extensive classroom interaction with students at all five campuses and, when appropriate, features a public lecture or reading, a concert, or an exhibition of the visitor’s work.

For more information about artist residencies sponsored by the Five College Multicultural Theater Committee, please see their request for proposals

For more information on Five College Research Fellowships, Residencies and Visiting Positions, please see the request for proposals

For more information, contact Nate Therien, (413) 542-4013.